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Why are Boston teens stripping down and diving into the snow?

Why are Boston teens stripping down and diving into the snow?
photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge that took over social media last year and benefited the ALS Association? There's a new trend that just as cold but way sillier. It's called the Boston Blizzard Challenge.

About two feet of snow dropped on Boston this week, and now teens around the city are stripping down to shorts, or even their underwear, and jumping in the snow. Then, they're posting the videos on social networks like Vine and Instagram with the hashtag #BostonBlizzardChallenge.

Why are they doing it? Unlike the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Boston Blizzard Challenge didn't start to help out a great cause. These teens are just doing it to impress their friends, make people laugh and try and get famous on the Internet for a few days.

If you come across any of these videos on the Internet, be warned. Many of these freezing kids any are in their underwear and using inappropriate language. I've posted a few of the cleaner videos below, so you can see just how crazy these teens are.

A video posted by Jess✨Lees (@jesslees617) on

Now would be a good time to remind your kids and grandkids that it's nearly impossible to remove photos and videos from the Internet nowadays. You can delete them at the source, but they could always be saved on another website. These silly videos might seem funny today, but no one wants underwear videos surfacing when they're applying for college or going for a job interview.

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